Category Archives: america

56 Years Later

Today no one in New York had mentioned JFK’s bad day in Dallas. Neither the BBC, New York Times, nor Al-Jazeera wrote a single line about the November 22, 1963 tragedy, proving the old adage that as you get old you forget and as you get older you are forgotten. 51 years might be a […]

11-22-63 plus 56

Two days ago was the 45th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination in Dallas. “Mr. President, you can’t say Dallas doesn’t love you,” the first lady of Texas commented, as the presidential limousine entered Dealey Plaza. JFK supposedly said, “I would never say that.” Then shots rang out and within a few hours the nation learned that […]

Top 10 White Trash USA Towns

www.roadsnacks.net listed the top white trash towns in the USA. I haven’t lived in any of them, although I’ve been to several. Fall River, Mass. is only forty miles from the South Shore. A methopolis leading the Bay State in assaults, welfare claims, and crime. It wasn’t that bad in the 1960s, but Fall River […]

ROADS OF THE FLYOVER by Peter Nolan Smith

The old crew met at Miguel Abreau’s Gallery on Orchard Street to honor Brock Dundee’s documentary about Afghanistan that he had filmed for the UK MoD. The Scot had flown in helicopters to battle sites and crossed the mountains on foot with the assassins of the SAS. At dinner Dannatt joked that his old friend […]

Cross Country 1996

In the late summer of 1996 I left Bali for America. My good friend Slim met me at LAX in her Studebaker Lark. On the way to Hollywood the native Californian told me that she had fallen in love with an artist in New York.” “That’s good news, except it’s 3000 miles from here.” “I […]